This game has a windrose for each player. At the start of your turn, you have to decide which of two resources you are going to stock up on for future turns. The combination of resources, especially when compared to the reserve of cards at your disposal, make for some agonizing choices as you try to gain abilities, gain money, and most importantly, gain victory points.
This is truly a gamer's-game.... If you like to think, and to see your best plans come together (or perhaps not!), then this is the game for you.